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Sandpiper - Beach Is Just A Stroll Over The Dunes

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms + 5 Bathrooms + Sleeps 20 And 100 Yards From The Beach!

From Sandpiper, with its 17 live oak trees, it's only a 100 yard stroll over the dunes to the beach. Jekyll's beach is frequently quiet and uncrowded. See pelicans, sandpipers, and other shorebirds, catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin, or search tidal pools for shells. Further north along the shore, Driftwood Beach is dotted with hauntingly beautiful live oaks and pines that the Atlantic has eroded and toppled onto their sides. Grab a sand bucket, noodle, or beach chairs from the house to take with you. There's an outside shower if you want to rinse off when you return.

Sandpiper is a newly renovated, split-level home with six bedrooms that can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 2 queens, 1 double, 1 trundle, and 2 bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people. Converse, play games, or watch cable TV in either of the two common rooms. Our 65 inch television is great for sports, movies and shows which you can view in High Definition. The upper common room has a vaulted ceiling, slate floors and an adjoining balcony. Sit and relax, read, or listen to the ocean on the balcony or eat on the screened-in porch.

Our screened in porch brings the outside indoors. You are surrounded by our oak trees, with a 99-inch fan overhead to keep things cool. The vaulted ceiling is finished in a wood stained earth-tone that gives the room a warm comfortable feeling. Grab a bite to eat and dine at the patio table, read a book while sitting in a comfy chair or play a game on the over-sized coffee table. Perhaps you will enjoy a thunderstorm, while conversing with friends before the sun comes out for another stroll on the beach.

If you like to bike, you can enjoy a ride using one of several bikes found in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.

Sandpiper amenities include a full, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, linens, wireless internet, local phone service, 3 cable TV's, and DVD.

“So where shall we go this year? 

"I am always interested in out of the way places of natural beach beauty, so I sniffed around till I found Jekyll Island, a historic winter vacation of the wealthy some decades ago.  Warm, hauntingly beautiful, friendly, it held promise. Some weeks later, we decided to enjoy a large nearly beach front home with fireplace and very old trees.  The house is not quite ocean front, and so is easily beach accessible at sunrise and sunset, visual highlights of our time away.

A brand new island to explore is always delicious for me. In pleasurable anticipation, I decided which camera to take to capture daybreak at the beach and scouted a bike to use to enable long hours on exquisite flat ocean trails.

As we found the driveway, the huge umbrella-shaped [oak] trees hung heavy with grey-green lacy Spanish moss, bidding us a warm welcome in the darkness of the evening. Walking into a generous back yard, the omnipresent Spanish moss created a space both awe-inspiring and quietly unobtrusive. I was glad to be there. The gentle ambience of this very quiet neighborhood provided a soothing contrast to our quicker paced urban life.

First morning there, just before daylight, I threw on beach clothes, made tea, and strapped a leash the younger live wire of our Mother-daughter team of dogs. We set off for the beach just before sunrise.  In the daylight, the arch of the [oak] trees hung heavy with Spanish moss as they had in the darkness, enveloping me in a comforting tent of feathery leaves framing the sun as it rose over the beach directly ahead of me. The empty beach appeared before us, awash in silvery gold of the pre sunrise sky. From our rocky promontory, we walked slowly down the beach steps. [Our dog] trembled from the thrill generated by the smell of driftwood, boulders, ocean and sandpipers worthy of chasing.

Returning home. My cell phone app informed me I had done nearly 7000 steps, and I had enjoyed each and every one.  My dogs were exercised and stimulated by their new surroundings as my husband, with a bum ankle, waited at home and read in the company of stately trees on our back balcony. "

Come stay at Sandpiper and create special memories for you and your family!

More Details

Owner
Mike and Lara Morgan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, Some Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Mike and Lara Morgan

We love to travel and have been throughout the 50 US states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Africa, Australia, and New Zealand are still on our destination list, but we've visited all the other continents save Antarctica, which is a tad too cold for our tastes.

We've both worked in the software industry, in telecommunications and banking, and Mike enjoys writing fiction. Mike speaks Spanish fairly fluently, which helps on our travels, and he can speak a bit of Mandarin, Russian, French, and German.

Mike and Lara Morgan purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike and Lara Morgan chose Coastal

After numerous visits to parents that live on Jekyll Island, we decided to purchase a home there. When we saw Sandpiper, just a short walk from their house, with its beautiful large common room and a balcony where you could hear and see the ocean, we couldn't resist.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice home, easy access to beach, very spacious. Had family here to celebrate a 70th birthday family reunion. Family from Philippines, Ohio and Texas was here. Really enjoyed staying in your place. Will consider using it again.
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Jekyll Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • All cancellations are subject to a $200 processing fee.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs off family room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs off hallway
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs private Bedroom 3 bathroom
    Shower 1 - outdoor shower , Outside shower behind house
  • Outside shower available for cleaning up from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Each bunk also has a pull-out trundle.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , One trundle bed.
  • Sandpiper's six bedrooms can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 2 queens, 1 double, and 1 trundle, and two bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Sandpiper - Beach Is Just A Stroll Over The Dunes
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
Snyder, NY
5

Jekyll 2017

  • 5 of 5

Another great Spring Break at Jekyll's Sandpiper. Love the renovations!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to hear you liked all of our upgrades. The new screened-in porch is my favorite place now. I love how I'm indoors but feel like I'm outside sitting in the oak grove. Hope to host you again next year!
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5

Best beach rental I've encountered!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous house so close to the beach! All the amenities you could want and very responsive owners. I will be renting from them again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are headed to Sandpiper this weekend to enjoy our slice of paradise. It is so nice to have extra bedrooms were our friends can stay when they visit. Looking forward to hosting you again next year!
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5

Paradise Found at Sandpiper Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A group of ladies I work with were lucky enough to come and enjoy this wonderful home and Island. We enjoyed the large great room and dining area. The home is located close to a beach access bridge. We enjoyed touring the island on a guided 90 minute tour of homes and the Chapel. We loved Driftwood Beach at sunset with gorgeous colors. We did not want to leave paradise.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you again next year!
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Appling Ga USA
5

I've been renting houses for beach vacations for over 20years and the Sandpiper was the best yet!

  • 5 of 5

This house is BIG. 3 bedrooms up and 3 down with 3 1/2 baths, full garage, 2 porches (one facing the ocean where my wife fell asleep for 6 hours!!). And the large living room is separate from the sleeping areas so big folks can be loud ( we watched the NBA championship game with a few yellers!) without waking the sleeping small folks. 56" TV with cable and DVR were excellent. Books and games galore (I read one book while there). Bicycles in the garage as well as beach chairs and beach toys. Outside shower and water hose helped keep people and fishing gear clean. We even hung 4 hammocks in the big back yard.

The house was well stocked and clean. Found everything we needed. We thought it actually was better than the pictures described.

For the owner: there was a leak in the side porch celling that showed up on the first day and last night. Believe it was just condensation from AC, but may need to check the drain line. Otherwise, no problems. The trash was picked up the 2nd day and the lawn was cut while we were at the beach.

Overall, it was a great vacation with no complaints about the house from anyone of our 13 three generational family.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to here that everyone had a good time! Come again soon!
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Saint Louis
5

Perfect getaway for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at Sandpiper and thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Jekyll Island. Despite 8 adults and 6 kids throughout most of the week, Sandpiper provided ample space and we enjoyed the amenities of being near the beach and having bicycles (bring a tire pump) to ride to the Village Cafe in the morning. The only regret I have is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that the bikes are a hit. We just added them this spring. I'll have to add a pump to the garage in the fall. To others reading this please remember to bring helmets. Hope that you and your family will visit us again!
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Snyder, NY
5

Jekyll Spring Break 2016

  • 5 of 5

ABSOLUTLEY LOVED IT!!! What a great house for our crew! Plenty of room for everyone and so many bathrooms. We have been renting houses in Jekyll for many years and have always had to bring (or rent) linens; providing them for your guests is amazing! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. I get excited listening to family and group memories that have been created at Sandpiper. Hope that you will be able to stay with us again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Brunswick GA is the nearest commercial airport.
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Just a 100 yard walk across the dunes!
Car: recommended

Hop on one of several bikes you will find in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing, and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.

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Rates & Availability

Jekyll Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Feb 26 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$580
$2,900
 
 
GA/FL Weekend 2017
Oct 26 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$580
$2,900
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
December 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$580
$2,900
 
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$580
$2,900
 
 
Spring 2018
Feb 24 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
July 4th
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Shrimp & Grits 2018
Sep 14 2018 - Sep 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $154.64
Tax Rate 15.09%

A 50% deposit reserves the home, with the remainder due one month prior to arrival.

There is $500 security deposit for each rental. This amount will be refunded less any damage to the home.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss bringing a dog to the house. A flat fee of $150+tax applies.

We recommend purchasing independent trip insurance as a way to recoup your payment in case of cancellation.

Cancellation Policy
- Prior to 60 days before stay: Full refund of deposit less a $200 booking fee.
- 60 days to 1 month prior to stay: No refund of deposit.
- 1 month or less prior to stay: No refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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